How to Keep Your Garage Clean and Organized [4 Ways]

Last updated on June 21, 2021

Here are four ways how you can clean your garage and keep it organized. If you’re tired of your garage taking up too much space, consider incorporating one or more of the solutions below into your life.

Your garage is usually one of the most overlooked parts of your property, perhaps because it is detached from your interiors. However, you also need to take the time to keep it clean and organized because in doing so, you will not only create a comfortable environment but will also increase the value of your property significantly. This article lists down some of the things that you can do to keep your garage spic and span at all times.

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Empty It Out

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One of the primary things that you need to do to keep your garage clean and organized is to take all of your stuff out. In case the weather is good, you can put everything in your driveway temporarily. On the other hand, if the weather is not so favorable, you can simply transfer all of your things into another room.

Clean Thoroughly

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Once you have emptied your garage, it will be easier for you to clean it thoroughly. In cleaning the walls, make sure that you are wearing garden gloves or thick rubber gloves to protect your hands. You should also take the time to vacuum any spider webs and dust bunnies. Don’t forget to sweep the floor and clean stains with a mixture of laundry detergent and hot water.

Use industrial-grade nitrile gloves if you’re allergic to latex. Nitrile offers decent protection against many chemicals in cleaning agents and is puncture resistant. 

Install Storage Provisions

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As soon as you are done cleaning your garage space thoroughly, the next thing that you can do is to install shelves or cabinets that you may need for storage. You may even consider a slat wall system and in this case, the best slat wall system is one that is modular in design because of the provision for you to add accessories such as baskets and shelves to help you organize your space. You also have the option of installing wall hooks and shelves, but in case you will use boxes and clear bins, make sure that they are properly labeled.

Begin Sorting

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Finally, you need to sort out all the things that you have taken out from your garage for you to determine which ones should be put back in, and which ones you can do away with. Ideally, you can sort everything into four piles, categorized as the things that you need to keep, the items that you can donate, those that you need to throw away, and the things that you can sell and make money from. When it comes to the items that you need to keep, you should further categorize them into whether they are decorations, sports equipment, and tools to name a few. In this way, you will be able to determine where you should store them in your garage.

When it comes to keeping your garage clean and organized, you can begin by emptying your garage. In this way, you will be able to clean your space thoroughly and install the necessary storage provisions possible. From there, make sure that you sort all the things that you took out from it and only keep your essentials. This will make it easy for you to maintain your garage in its best clean and organized condition.

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